March 11, 2016 |
The first export shipment of Marcellus Shale ethane set sail Wednesday afternoon from Sunoco Logistics Partners' Marcus Hook terminal to a petrochemical plant in Norway. The JS Ineos Intrepid, one of eight 575-foot tankers commissioned by European chemical manufacturer Ineos, was loaded this week with 173,000 barrels of ethane that had been delivered to Marcus Hook from Western Pennsylvania through the Mariner East pipeline, Sunoco spokesman Jeff Shields said. Ethane, a liquid used in plastics manufacturing, is derived from natural-gas production.
February 27, 2016 |
The economic impact of the oil bust has radiated beyond the exploration industry: Sunoco L.P. said Thursday that a decline in sales at its Stripes brand convenience stores in Texas oil-drilling areas held down its earnings. With the decline in oil exploration, Sunoco said, there was a noted drop in sales of diesel and merchandise at its stores in West Texas and South Texas. "It's just a reality of life with the reduced activity in the oil patch that our sales are down and they are going to stay that way until we see some recovery in commodity prices and activity," Robert W. Owens, Sunoco's chief executive, said during a quarterly earnings call with analysts.
February 27, 2016 |
Construction of the Mariner East 2 pipeline, which has provoked landowner opposition along its route, has been pushed back until summer because of delays in obtaining permits, the pipeline's operator said Thursday. Michael J. Hennigan, chief executive of Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P., told investment analysts that more time was needed to obtain "hundreds of permits" required to build the cross-state pipeline, which will deliver Marcellus Shale natural-gas liquids to Marcus Hook.
February 13, 2016 |
Sunoco is dishing up a new way for customers to refuel at its convenience stores: Tacos. Up to now, it's been best known for its gasoline, but on Friday, the retail fuel marketer is marking the grand opening of its first Laredo Taco Co. outlet at an APlus store in Greensburg, in Western Pennsylvania. The first Philadelphia-area taco store is set to open next month in Chester County. This venture into fresh, made-to-order food - while not novel in convenience-store circles - is new territory for Sunoco, whose mainstay business has been motor-fuel sales.
January 19, 2016
The Pew brothers' old Sun Oil Co. was an empire that built tanker fleets, sent engineers to Arctic and tropical fields, picked and financed Republican candidates, and ran steaming refineries from the Delaware and Schuylkill to West Africa and East Texas. It all happened from paneled offices atop 1608 Walnut St., later in Radnor and at 1818 Market. But pieces of the empire have continued to leave town since Dallas investor Kelcy Warren's Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) bought control of the company's former retail and pipeline units in 2012.
November 28, 2015 |
The last time Diane Barnes visited her brother Robert, who was living on the streets in Olney, was in January. She brought him new boots for the cold weather. She also tried to give him new gloves. "He insisted that I give [the gloves] to his friend," who also was homeless, his sister recalled Thursday night. The next time she saw her brother, it was in a surveillance video released to the media showing him being viciously attacked outside a Sunoco in Olney on April 7. She recognized her brother from the new boots.
November 15, 2015 |
Sunoco Pipeline L.P. said Friday it accepted responsibility for a contractor who conducted repair work without permits on its Mariner East Pipeline project earlier this year, resulting in a $59,000 civil settlement with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Sunoco said a contractor that it did not identify had submitted permit applications for the work, but performed the repairs before the permit was issued. The repairs were in Berks, Blair, Cumberland, Huntingdon, and Perry Counties.
November 14, 2015 |
Sunoco Pipeline L.P. paid a $59,000 civil penalty to settle allegations that it conducted repair work without permits on its Mariner East Pipeline project, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced Thursday. DEP inspectors found that Sunoco had not obtained permits for repairs to the pipeline, which the Newtown Square company has repurposed to deliver Marcellus Shale natural gas products to Marcus Hook. The repairs impacted seven wetlands in Berks, Blair, Cumberland, Huntingdon, and Perry Counties, a floodway in Blair County and two small streams in Huntingdon County.
October 4, 2015 |
A state judge has dismissed challenges by three Cumberland County landowners to Sunoco Pipeline's exercise of eminent domain, reinforcing the Philadelphia company's effort to build its cross-state Mariner East pipeline. The company, whose plans to transport Marcellus Shale natural gas liquids to Marcus Hook have encountered resistance, said the decision is consistent with rulings by other courts and with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission's determination that Mariner East is a public utility service.
September 17, 2015 |
Three Olney women charged with taking three juveniles to beat a homeless veteran - who subsequently slipped into a coma from which he has not recovered five months ago - have rejected plea deals offered by the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office. Lawyers for Aleathea Gillard, 34; Shareena Joachim, 23; and Kaisha Duggins, 24; on Tuesday rejected pleading guilty to the charges in exchange for prison terms of seven to 14 years, according to Assistant District Attorney Jason Kleinman.